Teacher in Residency Program

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Our Mission: To foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhoods of Minneapolis by providing youth with a remarkable, God-centered education.

Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission & Values as well as our Faith & Life Covenant, and our Guiding Principles about Cultural Harmony. All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.


Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, Minneapolis students experienced a series of compounding crisis with significant and lasting consequences. From the massive learning loss associated with distance learning, the fallout of George Floyd's murder, to the mental health realities of extended isolation, students re-entering school buildings are bringing the trauma of the pandemic along with them.  

At the same time, schools have never less equipped to meet the challenge of providing an excellent education in the urban context. The realities of a national teacher shortage and the gaps left by the pandemic have left schools without the dynamic, culturally agile, and talented adults our students need most at the time.

The Hope Academy Summer Teacher Residency was created to meet the challenges facing urban schools directly by training, hiring, and retaining a teacher staff that continually grows to reflect the diversity of our Minneapolis student body. Over the course of it’s existence, we have hired multiple candidates to move into full time teaching roles following Residency, and they have become some of the very best teachers our students have. If you have a talent for working with young people, a heart for the city of Minneapolis, and a calling to teach with excellence, the Hope Academy Residency is for you.

Job Details:

The Residency is a 5-Week intensive internship during Hope Academy’s summer school. Hope has mandatory summer school for grades K-8 with the express intention of mitigating summer learning loss among our students. Summer Residents are a vital piece of our summer programming and can expect to become highly experienced in the culture, values, and practices of Hope Academy as the internship progress. Details of the residency are below:

  • Residency runs from June - Early July
  • Residents earn a $2,500 stipend
  • Week 1: Intro to Teaching Professional Development
  • Week 2-3: Student-Teaching (Co-Teaching)
  • Week 4-5: Student Teaching (Lead Teaching)

Resident Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans that facilitate engaged learning.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.  
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing effective rules and procedures.  
  • Intentionally build relationships with students and families.
  • Attend and engage with Professional Development trainings throughout the summer.
  • Demonstrate ability to engage with and grow in culturally competent teaching strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Path to completing a BA or BS is required.
  • 3 years of college preferred.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond in building relationships with students.
  • Teaching/Mentoring experience preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Somali is a plus.  
  • Supportive of the school's mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.

Stipend Information:

This stipend position pays $2,500 through the 5 weeks of the program. Residents are paid once after the first two weeks and once at the end of the program. Residency participants will receive a 1099 at the end of the year for tax purposes.

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